We’re entrepreneurs first.

What is AREA?

AREA is the world’s leading Real-Estate tech incubator. We incubate and invest in early-stage companies innovating at the intersection of Real Estate and Technology.

Selected applicants are put through a passive, hands-off six month incubation program designed to boost the speed at which you validate your concept and bring it to market. You’ll receive:

  • INCUBATION – For six months you’ll receive an on-going layer of additional support from our Managing Directors and Program Director, plus the following:
  • MENTORSHIP – Build relationships and work together our network of leading Real Estate companies, investors, and professionals.
  • OFFICE SPACE – Enjoy 24/7 access to a fully-equipped, top-tier office space in the heart of the Financial District.
  • CURRICULUM – Designed based on years of running our own companies, investing, and running accelerator programs.
  • NETWORK – Access to our powerful network of industry decision makers and influencers.

“Learn on the go, apply new knowledge, and execute.”

Ofo Ezeugwu
Founder, CEO – Whose Your Landlord

The Team

  • David S. Rose
    David S. Rose Managing Director

    David is the CEO of Gust, the largest investment platform in the world, and is a veteran angel investor with over ninety companies in his portfolio. He has over twenty years of experience as a tech entrepreneur and investor, author, speaker, and advisor.

  • John Henry
    John Henry Program Director

    John Henry has worked with early stage companies on different sides of the table over the years. First as an entrepreneur, having founded an on-demand company that was later acquired. Then as a Managing Director, running a Social Impact-focused accelerator.


Managing Director

Lauren Rose is a real estate entrepreneur and advisor with experience in construction, finance, management, and technology investing.

AREA Cohort Schedule

Dec 28

Application Deadline

Jan 1


Jan 9

Orientation Day/ Kickoff

June 30

Program Ends

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